Quote Originally Posted by WWW View Post
I have been following this thread with a particular interest, I plan on building one of these units this winter but for now I was wondering if a battery charger would work as an energy source, set on 12 volt or even 6 volts perhaps?
A battery charger with a start function yes, a trickle charger no. Basically you need to look at the chargers output in amps. Usually it will be the larger ones that say quick charge or something like that.

shadow-cw,
OK I will have to think on that one for my implementation. Thanks again for your time and support. I'll probably post something tonight on what I learn. Once I figure out my hardware I will need to decide on a battery or charger since my hives are in my back yard.